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Apex Legends 'Chaos Theory' Collection Event Patch Notes Explained

Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment published its Chaos Theory collection event patch notes ahead of its installation on Mar. 9.
Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment published its Chaos Theory collection event patch notes ahead of its installation on Mar. 9. | Respawn Entertainment

Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment published its Chaos Theory collection event patch notes ahead of its installation on March 9. The notes detail several changes to gameplay, including Legend and weapon nerfs buffs, and general bug fixes.

Apex Legends 'Chaos Theory' Patch Notes Explained

Some of the more important takeaways from this patch are updates made to general gameplay. For example, assists are now displayed next to kills in the unranked HUD, and Kings Canyon loot will now be of better quality and easier to find. Other updates are:

  • Badges will display more accurate progress
  • Club names are viewable in the Match Summary and Champion screen if all players are members
  • Weapons with locked attachment slots can now swap optics

Solo-Queue Matchmaking System

Respawn is introducing a solo-adjacent experience with its new "No Fill" option. Ticking this will allow players to queue in without the need to form a pick-up group (PUG). However, there will be no single-player-exclusive instance or map. No-Fill players will be thrown into the same match as squad teams and will have to fight their way through the map on their own.

Legends and Weapons Update

In addition to Caustic taking over the Town, he will also receive changes to his Nox Gas abilities. Nox Gas Grenades will damage players at a flat five points per hit instead of its previous range. The Grenades cooldown has been increased to three-and-a-half minutes.

Other legend changes include:

  • Pathfinder lost Low Profile
  • Wattson gains 0.5 points per second passive shield regeneration
  • Revenant's Silence now cancels Mirage's cloaked actions and Octane's Swift Mend
  • Gibraltar lost 15% healing item capacity while under Dome of Protection
  • Horizon's Black Hole cooldown increased to three minutes
  • Rampart's Amped Cover and Sheila take normal explosive damage

All gold LMG and AR weapons default options are now at 2x Bruiser. Other changes include:

  • Hemlock gains increase to hip fire speed
  • Mastiff pellets damage decreased to 11, but the fire rate increased to 1.1 seconds
  • Wingman gains one extra bullet to every magnet size in addition to its base

Bug Fixes

The most important bug fixes mentioned in the patch notes are:

  • Steam users can now send friend requests
  • Steam and Origin usernames display appropriately
  • Players can join and create clubs regardless of EA
  • Items no longer get stuck on the Crafting Replicator
  • Dropping Mastiff and the 3030 Repeater will no longer result in an automatic reload
  • Fuse players can no longer obtain double grenades
  • Crypto's Drone animation skip has been patched
  • Rampart and Horizon cannot clip through the map floor with abilities
  • Octane can no longer glide along walls following jump pad use
  • Gibraltar now registers hits through ADS release and Gun Shield firing
  • Wrath's Into the Void cannot be canceled by wall jumping

The Chaos Theory collection event will run from March 9 through to March 23.